I was doing some research at the public library the other day, paging through LIFE
magazines from 1970. Ecology—as in acid rain, etc.—was an issue of
great public concern at the time, with predictions that within a decade
people would be wearing gas masks to survive pollution. Even more
urgent, though, was “population pollution.”
A couple issues ago the Century ran an article
by Matt Fitzgerald of Wellesley Hills UCC in Massachusetts, a church
approached by a movie studio that needed a space rental to shoot an
upcoming Adam Sandler movie.
If you want to read interesting on-the-ground reporting on the Occupy movement, you could do a lot worse than following Ezra Silk. The young writer--son of academic and religion blogger extraordinaire Mark Silk--has been traveling around to different protests and covering them from within.
Along with my work at the Century, I work part-time as a church musician (at Christ Lutheran on Chicago's northwest side). While my writing/blogging is in general less ministry-oriented than that of many other Century contributors, I do get into worship and music stuff from time to time.